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Rare Air
North Carolina air pollution has state scrambling for a breather.

Health Issues

National Stroke Awareness Month

Watauga County




• Mind How You Go
Crowded High Country roads can mean accidents waiting to happen.


• Short Named School Superintendent
Dr. Bobbie Short will take the helm on July 1 when retiring superintendent Dr. Richard Jones steps down.

• Howell Still Pursuing Subdivision Approval
Superior Court Judge upholds Board of Adjustment decision.

• ASU Chancellor Takes Medical Leave Of Absence
Appalachian State University Chancellor Frank Borkowski is on a medical leave of absence that is expected to last approximately four weeks.

• The Debate Over School Funding
Watauga County Board of Commissioners raised two key issues relative to funding the Watauga County Schools.

• Blue Ridge Mountain High
Local Gas Prices Still Through The Roof

• Bid Awarded for Hardin Park Roof

• Budget Hearing Draws Requests and Protests

• Planning Commission Recommends Approval of UDO Amendments

• Watauga’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 2.8 Percent


• Straight From the Street
What products do you go off the mountain to buy?

• Green Valley Educator Earns County’s Teacher Of The Year Award
The Green Valley Elementary School third-grade teacher got the surprise of her life May 19 .

• Off and Running, Jogging and Walking
The Blue Ridge Runners invite area runners, joggers and walkers.

• A Special Kind of Birthday Party
When twelve- year old Alan Russell began planning his birthday party with his mother, Dawn Wilson’s help, he decided to do something different this year.

• Education on the Move
Denver non-profit teaches outdoor ethics.


• Stop The Litter! Campaign Wins State Contest



Memories Are Made On Prom Night
“When You Say Nothing At All.” That Alison Krauss song was the theme for last Saturday’s Watauga High School Senior Prom. >>FULL STORY



Get Your Motor Running, Head Out to the High School
Since WHS’s construction in 1964, it has offered students a chance to learn automotive repair skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.>> FULL STORY



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